Dear colleagues and friends



We are privileged to be involved in an area of research that is exciting, rapidly evolving, and globally relevant. The Symposium of the International Neurotrauma Society is a truly international meeting of minds at the forefront of research in brain and spinal cord injury, showcasing equally the basic and clinical sciences in a model of what the best translational research can be, from concussion to craniectomy, edema to electrocorticography, imaging to inflammation, metabolomics to microdialysis, and everything else inbetween. The meeting program is a balance of plenary lectures given by invited leaders across the wide expanse of the field, papers disseminating the latest cutting edge research, seminars on global initiatives, and platforms for young investigators in neurotrauma science.


We are excited to host the 12th Symposium of the Society in Cape Town, South Africa in February 2016. This is the first time the meeting will be held on the African continent and there is no better place for this to happen than in Cape Town, well known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, in a country that has something to offer every traveller. Join us to contribute, learn from each other, and build international friendships and collaborations that will continue to build this tremendously exciting and rapidly growing field. This will be a landmark event, in a unique environment that we hope will foster novel thinking and the development of strong scientific relationships across the global divide.


Cape Town is, simply put, an amazing place. It features regularly in the Top 5 most beautiful cities in the world in most surveys. It is a city that has it all in a compact area: beaches, mountains, vineyards, nightlife, adventure sports, wildlife. In 10 minutes you can go from the heart of the city to the middle of some of the most gorgeous environments in the world. The conference will be held in the heart of the Waterfront, one of the main tourist attractions, and at the foot of Table Mountain, recently voted as one of the new 7 natural Wonders of the World. Whether you're paragliding off Lion's Head onto Clifton beach, shark cage diving in Gansbaai, meandering through the winelands from Constantia to Stellenbosch, whale watching in Hermanus, or visiting the penguins at Boulder's Beach, our biggest challenge will be in making the program exciting enough for you to keep you in session. Plan to come to the meeting, and add at least several days extra to see the rest of Cape Town, plus a little more to go on Safari. But book early – Cape Town fills up very quickly between December and March – we don't want you to miss out. You will never regret it - it could be the trip of a lifetime.


Tony Figaji
Vice president, INTS
Chair of the organizing committee, INTS 2016


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